AskDefine | Define jubilee

Dictionary Definition

jubilee n : a special anniversary (or the celebration of it)

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From Jubilee.


  1. A special anniversary, especially a 50th anniversary
  2. A time of celebration or rejoicing

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Extensive Definition

There are multiple articles associated with the term Jubilee:

Anniversaries and celebrations

Jubilee is a historical term for a time of celebration or rejoicing. It is defined in Leviticus 25:9 as "Yovel" in Hebrew, as the sabbatical year after seven cycles of seven years.

Architecture & Landmarks

Jubilee II is a paddle wheeler owned and operated by St. Croix Boat & Packet located in Stillwater, MN on the St. Croix River

Arts & Entertainment









  • Cherries jubilee is a flambéed dessert dish made with cherries and liqueur commonly served as a sauce over vanilla ice cream
  • Jubilee chicken can refer to one of two chicken dishes created to celebrate the jubilees of different monarchs

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Nature & Science

Social Organizations




  • Operation Jubilee, the code name for the Dieppe Raid by Allied forces onto German-occupied French soil in 1942
jubilee in Arabic: يوبيل
jubilee in German: Jubiläum
jubilee in French: Jubilé
jubilee in Italian: Jubilé
jubilee in Polish: Jubileusz
jubilee in Russian: Юбилей
jubilee in Urdu: جوبلی

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

anniversaries, anniversary, annual holiday, bicentenary, bicentennial, biennial, birthday, bissextile day, celebrating, celebration, centenary, centennial, ceremony, commemoration, decennial, diamond jubilee, dressing ship, elation, exultation, fanfare, fanfaronade, festivity, flourish of trumpets, golden wedding anniversary, holiday, holy days, hoopla, immovable feast, jubilance, jubilation, leap year, marking the occasion, memorialization, memory, merriment, name day, natal day, observance, octennial, ovation, quadrennial, quasquicentennial, quincentenary, quincentennial, quinquennial, raucous happiness, rejoicing, religious rites, remembrance, revel, rite, ritual observance, salute, salvo, septennial, sesquicentennial, sextennial, show of joy, silver wedding anniversary, solemn observance, solemnization, tercentenary, tercentennial, testimonial, testimonial banquet, testimonial dinner, toast, tribute, tricennial, triennial, triumph, wedding anniversary, whoopee
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